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August 28, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika kills at least 12 people in Dominica.

  More than 20 others are missing after the storm caused widespread flooding on the Caribbean island, the country’s prime minister said Friday. Erika is approaching south Florida next, where governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency.  
August 28, 2015

The CEO of Ashley Madison’s parent company has quit after the data hack.

  Noel Biderman, chief executive of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, has left the company, just one week after hackers exposed the data of millions of the infidelity website’s clients. Avid Life said Friday that Biderman’s departure was by “mutual agreement.”
August 28, 2015

Japan’s biggest crime syndicate is about to split.

  The Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan’s largest gang, has become divided over members’ loyalties toward boss Shinobu Tsukasa. The country’s most powerful mafiaso reportedly angered affiliates with his favoritism and plans to push beyond the gang’s traditional turf. Japanese police are preparing for a spike in gang violence following the organization’s split.      
August 28, 2015
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The US is approaching gender equality—on social media.

August 28, 2015

A study finds that many studies are backed by weak evidence.

  Researchers were unable to replicate the findings of the majority of noteworthy experiments published in leading psychology journals. This doesn’t necessarily mean those findings were false or fraudulent, but that the evidence backing them up was weaker than originally claimed.

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